Our Leaders

Meet the bishop and deans of our diocese.

Our bishop and deans are bound together as beloved brothers, sons, and fathers in Jesus. This Christian solidarity filters down from our leaders to every diocesan church, where trust, honesty, and truth are considered essential to healthy leadership.

Stewart Ruch III

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest
Dean of Chicagoland and Missouri
Rector at Church of the Resurrection, Wheaton, IL

Bishop Stewart and his wife, Katherine, have six children, and their first love and passion is developing their family as a “domestic church.” As bishop, Stewart has another deep-seated passion: to plant a revival of Word and Sacrament infused by the power of the Holy Spirit across the Upper Midwest. The diocese does this through modeling the 5 S Church in relationship and mission, raising up leaders and artists, and following the Spirit to new things.

William Beasley

Missioner General of the Greenhouse Movement
Dean of the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest
Rector of Cornerstone Anglican Parish

Early in his ministry, William Beasley had a vision of lanterns going out two-by-two from his small congregation in West Chicago: starting in local neighborhoods, then on to surrounding regions, and finally to the ends of the earth. Today William uses his passion for evangelism, mission, and worship by multiplying congregations through the Greenhouse Movement.

Eirik Olsen

Dean of Wisconsin and Iowa
Rector at Light of Christ Church, Kenosha, WI

Father Eirik, his wife, Jeanne, and their six children moved to Kenosha in 2008 for Eirik to become the rector of the newly-formed Light of Christ. The church’s mission is to shine the light of Christ’s love, hope, and healing across southeast Wisconsin.

Christian Ruch

Dean of Minnesota and South Dakota
Rector at Church of the Cross, Hopkins, MN

Christian and his wife, Molly, followed the Spirit’s call for boundless revival when they planted Church of the Cross near Minneapolis in 2004, sponsored by Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, IL. True to its own pioneering and mission-minded spirit, Church of the Cross then sought opportunities for Gospel multiplication by following the Spirit to a new thing. In 2012, they planted their first daughter church, Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul; in 2017, they planted Restoration Anglican in South Minneapolis.

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